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Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of British and Irish Practical Theology

Roots, Shoots and Fruits
  • By Andrew P. Rogers, Nicola Slee
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Practical theology has become a well-established academic discipline in Britain and Ireland over the past half century, evidenced in its chairs, journals, books, conferences, and contribution to transformed practices. The British and Irish Association for Practical Theology (BIAPT) and its journal, Practical Theology, has had a significant role to play in the story of the discipline.

This volume is a celebration of practical theology in Britain and Ireland in all its inventiveness and variety on the occasion of BIAPT's twenty-fifth birthday. It offers an account of its roots in its emergence from the Scottish Pastoral Association in the 1960s, its trajectories established in the journal Contact/Practical Theology and how human experience has been a constant companion on the journey. The book considers a range of methodologies including engagement with popular culture, public theology, the arts, and the importance of conversation. It explores new shoots in the discipline that consider how sexuality, ethnicity, and different religious traditions may be addressed within practical theology. It concludes by asking how it may be fruitful in the future, by reflecting on the challenges ahead, not least the ubiquity of ignorance. This is a landmark text in the unfolding of British and Irish practical theology in all its glorious distinctiveness, which promises to be a major contribution to international debate in the discipline.

The chapters in this book were first published in Practical Theology.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780367535360
    • Manufacturer: Routledge
    • ISBN 13: 9780367535360
    • Publication Date: 02/16/2021
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Nicola Slee
    • Author: Andrew P. Rogers

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